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How do you determine repulsion strength and finding the least amount of repulsion when given a structure?
Sydney Pell 2E
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In order of most repulsion strength to least repulsion strength according to the VSEPR model, the order is lone pair-lone pair > Lone pair-bonding pair > Bonding pair-bonding pair.
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Bonding pairs have least repulsion, then lone pairs with bonding pairs, and lone pairs with each other have the highest repulsion.
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Yes and this knowledge also helps to determine the size of the angle made by the bonds.
Kaylee Clarke 1G
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lone pairs have the highest repulsion, then lone-bonding, and bonding-bonding have the lowest repulsion
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The strength of repulsion is as follows: lone pair-lone pair>lone pair- bonding pair> bonding pair- bonding pair. This allows us to conclude that lone pairs have the highest repulsion and therefore affect the bond angles, usually resulting in a slight decrease in the angles overall.
Maika Ngoie 1B
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Lone Pair--Lone Pair > Lone Pair--Bonding > Bonding Pair--Bonding Pair
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